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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago

3.9
1542 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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Permanently Closed - Located in Chicago's famous "Gold Coast," McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks on Chestnut / Rush Street is close to shopping, hotels, bars, the famous Chicago Water Tower and the Magnificent Mile. It is the ideal location to spend an evening out on the town of Chicago.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
SUN: 11:00AM-10:00PM
MON-SAT: 11:30AM-11:00PM

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm
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Phone number
(312) 397-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Wallach
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Cross street
Chestnut & Rush St
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Parking details
Valet available.
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Public transit
Chicago & State
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
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food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Thanks so much for the AWESOME SERVICE AND EXCELLENT CUISINE

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

This was my first time there and the waitress made it a great experience. She was very helpful and the food was delicious!!!

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1.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Terrible place for lunch.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We made reservations for 3pm but did not get our food served to us until 4pm. The food came out cold. They took it back but it took 15 minutes to get it back. For the prices that we paid, we had higher expectations.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Thx fir the Fine SERVICE

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Lobster salad good but not great . Service was poor at best , not sore why having utensils brought to table is a long process or why it takes 30 minutes to get the check after the server was told we were finished . However, decent food and good location for people watching on patio .

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2017

I waited a while before a hostess finally arrived to seat us, and she was not friendly. The seater was nice and the waitress was great, however, the plates were so skimpy, we were still hungry when we left, and I have an extra small stomach and always have a doggy bag when I eat out...not this visit. They were child portions and over priced, so I won't be back or recommending this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2017

I had a very enjoyable birthday dinner at one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. I look forward to returning next year.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Always great food and friendly service. Holy Cow! They are good

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2017

I've often seen the ads, touting McCormick and Schmick's as one of the great steakhouses in the US, but that wasn't my opinion after visiting in Chicago this past weekend. Both service and food quality were as ordinary as any chain restaurant in a chain hotel. There's nothing wrong with that. Plenty of people enjoy ordinary hotel dining, but it's not what I usually seek out when there are so many other options nearby.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

Great place and thank you again for honoring Veterans with a free meal. Semper Fi

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

Awesome meal

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Very nice specials on the holiday weekend. Quick and helpful service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Great brunch with my husband always love going to this restaurant

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Waitress and food were excellent. Hostess did not seat us near a window as was specifically requested. Entire area was empty. Guess she was too lazy to put tables together.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2017

The place smelled horrible and our waitress was terrible. We got there at 6:30 pm and were able to find a table in the bar. We missed happy hour because our waitress finally showed up to take our order at 7:10. We ordered drinks and food and didn't get food until 8:30 pm..bar was relatively empty and restaurant had empty tables, so it wasn't that busy!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Outstanding meal! I had the shrimp and andouille Mac n cheese for my entree. I usually shy away from those as an entree because they are usually too rich. But this was perfect! The cheese sauce was light but flavorful with a nice tang to it. The spice of the sausage added a a burst of flavor with each bite. Excellent recommendation by our server! Also, one of best clam chowders I've ever had outside of Boston!

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2017

First time there, was really looking forward to it after seeing all the awards, but left quite disappointed.

1) Air conditioning was not working, but they did not notify me ahead of time. I would have been more impressed if they had done so so I could have made a reservation elsewhere and come back a different time (I would have since they were willing to contact me ahead of time - always reward honesty).
2) My wife's food was very good (according to her).
3) My steak was ordered medium, butterfly cut. It came out medium-well on the inside, and pretty close to completely well done on the outside.
4) Service level was very slow. Not sure if it only felt this way due to the temperature inside, but I know we went through our salad and 2 baskets of bread before our meal arrived. Also gave up on paying with a credit card that I had on the table for almost 10 minutes (clearly visible to the server) and just left cash instead.
5) They did give us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary.

They are a big name, so I am sure that this experience is definitely an exception rather than the rule, however my first impression is pretty poor.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Great gathering spot after 5 and a perfect lunch/interview spot. Service is thoughtful and not intrusive. Menu allows for all needs to be met. Recommend the crab, avocado, mango salad appetizer. Tables allow for quiet and business conversations.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Our server made the experience horrible. We were seated for 15 mins before we had to ask another server for water. She forgot about our table and our food was ready so by the time we tracked her down and she brought it to us, 2 of the 3 plates were cold. She asked if I wanted another drink, I replied yes and she said ok and came back 20 mins later with no drink and asked if we wanted desert. My fillet was overcooked and the bread they have was so hard that I didn't even want to dip it in my soup. I'd only return to sit at the bar

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The dining room was uncomfortably warm, due to a malfunctioning A/C. Other than that the waitress was nice and informative .

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Delicious meal ... Apps, fish dishes, dessert. All good.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2017

The service was good. To bad, the quality of the food was not up to par.
It seems you ever prepared the food, it was a after thought.
The salad was bland, the color of the clam chowder was grey, not white, needed more cream.
My wife's food was under seasoned and the preparation of the shrimp scampi was everything but that. The chef should find out how it is prepared.
The menu and food was good years ago.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

The waiter and Chef were very accommodating with respect to my many food allergies. The blackened tilapia was soooo good! First time I used my Open Table points, so our whole meal was covered! Thanks Open Table!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2017

This was not my first choice for the evening but couldn't get a reservation at several other places. I should have known when we went in. The place was pretty empty. The food was so so. Our server was polite but service was so slow. I noticed other diners being impatient. I should have realized that's what you get at a chain restaurant. I would never go back

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2017

The restaurant experience was okay. I was on a date and they decided to seat us two in a huge C booth. It was really awkward but made for a good laugh.

When ordering they have a good menu to choose from. I ordered the NYC sirloin and my boyfriend ordered the Filet Magnon. The waitress came out and gave him the sirloin while saying "here is your filet" and gave me the filet and said "here is your sirloin"... We thought that was odd coming from a nicer restaurant.

Finally the food was good. Not cooked evenly at all and was warm. My only issue with this is if I am paying 40/50 dollars a steak... I am looking for great food not good.

I wouldnt say don't eat here but If you do, be prepared to say "that was alright"

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

We love it here, a block from our apartment, dependable cuisine, good tho' overworked wait staff, friendly barman and it was my birthday so we saved $25.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2017

Great seafood dinner .. great service .. went to happy hour two days in a row .. awesome deal

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Extremely enjoyable experience all around... the food, the atmosphere and the service... all superb.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2017

They had the heat on full blast and everyone was very uncomfortable. Other tables were complaining as it was just too hot.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The restaurant didn't had A/C it was broken or something they told us. The light was too bright.
The food:
Drinks ok
Wine bad choice, our bad
The Alaskan king crab was very bad
The white fish good
Ahi tuna Bad bad bad. Not fresh, actually frozen

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

With family visiting, thought this would be a nice place to have Easter brunch. The service (both wait staff and food) was painfully slow. A big disappointment.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2017

No air conditioning If we didn't get the last outdoor table would have left

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2017

This was a solid, no fuss choice for a great date night. We celebrated our one year anniversary here and the menu offered variety, decent value, and was close to our hotel just off Michigan Ave. We had apps, 3 entrees, and dessert (primarily via the prix fix options) and non-alcoholic drinks and was just over $100 which was good for us. I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2017

The weather in Chicago was 70 degrees. When we arrived at the restaurant the front door was open. That should have been our first clue. The air conditioning was broken. We were seated as close to the open door as possible, however that meant we were also right by the kitchen with a half wall dividing us. So we heard everything that waiters and kitchen staff were saying. Some of it not good. Our waiter was very nice. The food was great. My daughter had surf and turf and I had macadamia nut encrusted Mahi Mahi. There was no discount for the lack of air conditioning

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Norma was one of the most courteous, charming servers I ever had---a great lady indeed.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Birthday part the waiter Winston was awesome!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Wonderful seafood. Terrific service. Conversation friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Our waiter was awesome!!

The entire staff and evening was amazing.

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